Music Producer / Artist

IZZI STARZ on SoundBetter

Izzi Starz - Izzi Starz, aka Cashmere, is an artist, actor, producer, survivor / advocate ft. in HBO doc The Stroll. IzzIStarz.Com (813)590-2112 IzziStarzInc@gmail.com

Cashmere, aka IZZI STARZ , is an actor, producer, survivor and advocate featured in The Stroll - HBO 2023 documentary. This award-winning film depicts Izzi's experience as a former trans sex worker in the pre-gentrified Meatpacking District Neighborhood in New York City.

"When Director Kristen Parker moved to New York City in the 1990s and began to transition, she was fired from her job. With so few options to earn money to survive, Kristen, like many transgender women of color during this era, began sex work in an area known as “The Stroll” in the Meatpacking District of lower Manhattan, where trans women congregated and forged a deep camaraderie to protect each other from harassment and violence.

Reuniting her sisters to tell this essential New York story from their first-hand experiences, Kristen’s intimate narration and interviews bring an astonishing array of archival material of bygone New York from the 1970s through the early 2000s to life."

- The Stroll - HBO 2023

The Stroll won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Clarity of Vision and the John Schlesinger Award Documentary Feature at the Provincetown Film Festival.

You can watch this documentary on HBO on June 21, 2023. Watch the official trailer here

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  • English
  • Spanish

Interview with IZZI STARZ

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: A project I worked on and I'm especially proud of is working with the many celebs that I met throughout the years, I would love to name them but i prefer not to out of respect. but i was on T.V. and it was the best experience ever, i now have 2.7 million fans on latin networks & am currently trying to get on english networks now

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm currently working on expanding my client base to stay in business through the covid-19, I feel that remote work is best for now.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not yet I am fairly new here

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I prefer digital even though its a headache, because I love vst plugins, I'm addicted, lol

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: My promise to my clients is to make sure i can be at my best service to you.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I get to make people happy, seeing they faces or hearing them full of excitement when they hear themselves on a finished product, is so refreshing for me. I love a good vibe.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How much does it cost!, lol everyone thinks that because a producer has a large studio that it is expensive. I am affordable.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: i dont think that i have any misconceptions about me, i am as real as they come

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: genre of music, demos or samples of your idea, i mainly work with everything so sometimes i just need yo listen you you explain what it is that you want

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: make sure you have a connection with your producers and that they understand how to make your music a reality

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: If I were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, i would take my mic, speaker, keyboard, drum machine, guitar

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: my career path is a full time musician/ artist at my own record company for over 21 years

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: edgy, stylish, creative, fun, inspiring

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would love to work with as many artist as i can because i love all kinds of music & creative work, it inspires me to help others dreams come true. i love music, it also is a therapy for me as well as my clients.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Take your time to perfect your craft,

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: I am a singer, so I love to perfect pitches and evolve voices, i am a voice coach as well. There's Just something about pitch & harmony that i love

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: I take songs and make them believable, I can be your eyes & ears and guide you no mater what level skill you bring to the table. I am great with beginners as well as experts.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: intake, examine the project, ask questions, evaluate, make the project believable & bring the project to life.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I have a huge conservative recording studio in tampa florida, in an executive building suite, very professional. I love to use ableton live, Izotope, Waves, Maschine mk2, 2 midi keyboards, and love using the Slate Raven, witch means i have a touchscreen digital mixing console running on an i7 alienware processor & Focusrite Clarret Pre 2 audio card. clear radio quality recordings. large recording booth with top of the line microphones.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: I am inspired by all artists & forms of art

  41. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  42. A: All types of music, but I usually work with Pop, Alternative / country, hip hop / rap, latin / reggaetón, r&b / soul artists.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Most of my clients record their music and have it mixed and mastered.

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